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optimizer-theme
Reviews / 9 May 2016

Optimizer WordPress Theme: Designed to Make Website Building Easy

Need a new website? Chances are if you have not redesigned in a while that you probably need a visual – and user experience – refresh. A website based on a WordPress platform is a good place to start.

An even better place to start is with the Optimizer WordPress theme. The theme is made so that even if you don’t feel comfortable coding, you can build a great website. It is light enough to work for one-page sites and includes enough robust features for almost any full-scale website design project. Today, we’re going to take a look at Optimizer and how you might be able to use it for your projects.

cuepin-review
Reviews / 4 May 2016

Speed Up Your Design Feedback Workflow With CuePin

One thing that every design team needs is a better way to collaborate and comment on a project in a central forum. Collaboration helps move a project forward and allows everyone on the design team to contribute, even if they can’t make a meeting or are located in a remote location.

CuePin is a tool that helps foster this collaboration with an easy way for designers, freelancers and project managers to work together and provide feedback on a variety of different design projects in a centralized hub. Here’s a look at CuePin, how it works, and how you can make the most of this feedback and collaboration tool.

be-theme
Inspiration / 4 May 2016

19 Newly Released Examples of Beautiful Pre-Built Websites

Today we’re featuring a collection of beautiful Be Theme pre-built websites, designed to make your website building efforts much easier. Not only that; the things you will be able to accomplish with them can’t help but make you look good, and make your clients exceedingly happy.

These pre-built websites aren’t simply a collection of attractive, professionally-designed images. Examine one or two of them in depth, and you’ll discover a wealth of useful features, plus each one is completely customisable.

While you can use a pre-built website for any online enterprise you might have in mind, those shown here are primarily intended for creating small business websites or blogs. You will also see how easy they are to install, and how you can build your website down to the finest level of detail, one-click at a time, without any need for coding.

slab-serif-fonts
Inspiration / 3 May 2016

25+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2016

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text, to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font.

In order to celebrate this amazing sub type, we have gathered 25+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use in your next design project. They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs included consist of different variants and weights that give you plenty of scope to experiment in your designs. Let’s take a look!

getting-stuff-done
Freelancing / 2 May 2016

How to Live Life as a Hustling Freelancer (and Get S#%! Done!)

I came across this tweet not too long ago and couldn’t stop thinking about how much I hustle every day. The post was a simple image and outlined “good hustle” versus “bad hustle.” And it got me thinking… am I hustling all wrong?

We all know that freelancing could be described as the life of a hustler. There’s always so much to do, and so many things going all the time. But how can you hustle the right way and just get s#%! done? Today, I am expanding on the outline presented by Meg Robichaud to help explain better ways to manage it all.

keynote-templates
Inspiration / 27 Apr 2016

25+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd!

Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a great starting point. We have gathered over 25 amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation. These templates range from business-centric themes to fashion design, creative presentations, and many others. All of these templates are affordably priced, and super-simple to install. We’ve also included a few similar Powerpoint templates if you don’t have a copy of Keynote, so you aren’t left out!

calligraphy-font-bundle
Deals / 26 Apr 2016

Save 94% on the Calligraphy Fonts Bundle

Today we’re excited to be featuring a fantastic typography bundle, completely focused around calligraphy fonts. These handmade calligraphy fonts are fantastic examples of decorative handwriting/lettering and would be perfect for any design or craft work.

Best of all, for the next few weeks, they’re available at a fantastic discount. You can save 94% off the usual price, and grab all 40 fonts for just $29 (all with a full commercial licence). Interested? Read on to find out more!

restaurant-wordpress-themes
Inspiration / 26 Apr 2016

7 Best Restaurant WordPress Themes

Whether you’re running a restaurant, cafe, bar, or bistro, your customers are going to expect you to have a fantastic website. They’ll want to take a look at a few photos of your restaurant, read the menu, make a booking, and see what other people think of it!

Don’t worry — we’re here to help. We’ve done the leg-work and gathered together some of our favourite WordPress themes for building a website for a restaurant. They’re all packed with the features you need to get started quickly, and they take advantage of the power of WordPress to build upon a professional platform.

stacked-typography
Typography / 25 Apr 2016

Design Trend: Square-Stacked Typography

Everywhere you look these days, it seems like someone else is using stacked typography. Particularly square stacked typography. It’s a common design trend that we’re seeing more and more.

The trend is hard to ignore, and is worth replicating because this aesthetic is charming and impactful. There are plenty of ways to combine words and lines of lettering to create a design that is attention-grabbing. Today, we’ll look at exactly how to make the most out of the square stacked typography trend with examples from the Design Shack gallery. Read on for some great examples, and helpful tips!

rosa-wordpress-theme
Reviews / 20 Apr 2016

Looking for the Perfect Restaurant WordPress Theme? Try ROSA

When it comes to showcasing your business online, the right tools can make all the difference. The ROSA WordPress theme is the perfect solution for restaurants, bars, bakeries or coffee shops with all the tools you need to create a deliciously designed website.

Today we’re going to take a good look at the ROSA theme for WordPress, and delve into how you can use an industry-specific theme to create a great website that meets your business needs in no time. We’ll have a peek at the design, functionality, what’s included, and consider how it’s a useful solution for anyone looking to create a quick website for the restaurant or cafe.

trustworthy-ui
UX Design / 19 Apr 2016

How to Create a UI That Users Can Trust

What does trust have to do with web design? Quite simply, everything. In a world where people hear about digital security breaches almost daily, designing and creating a user interface that users can trust is imperative.

Establishing this trust will help create a solid foundation between you and the user, it can contribute to sales and product loyalty, it establishes a sense of quality and success and sets the stage for a long-term and valuable user relationship. So how do you do it? Today, we have ten things you can do to create a UI that users can trust (with trustworthy examples, of course).

number-fonts
Inspiration / 18 Apr 2016

Number Fonts: 10 Stylish Examples

The style of numbers and digits is particularly important in graphic design, and no less so when designing a typeface. Although every font has a unique look-and-feel, very few stand out specifically when it comes to the design of their numbers and digits.

After scouring the web, we’ve tracked down a few great examples of number fonts, and typefaces that do something particularly unique with their numbers. Some of these fonts are directed only towards digits, while others are complete packs of alphabets and numbers. Hopefully they’ll help you in your search for a great number font for your next project!